Banquet held in honor of retired school employees

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

The annual Vance County Schools’ Retirement Banquet was recently held in the cafeteria at Northern Vance High School in honor of the county’s 42 retiring school employees.

More than 100 people were present at the event.

Superintendent Ronald Gregory and Darlynn Oxendine, vice chair of the Vance County Board of Education, both offered words of praise to the retirees.

Retirees honored at the event included Geraldine Akins, Linda Hicks, Mollie Scerbo, Gail Thomas, Vivien Windley and Bessie Wortham, all of Administrative Services; Andrew Henderson, of the Maintenance Department; Theola Allen, Aycock Elementary School; Annette Bridges and Carolyn Daniels, both of Pinkston Street Elementary School; Betty Brown, Daniel Cathey, Doris Hargrove-Swann, Ralph Joyner, Shannon Kelsey, Marjorie Lewis and Ruth Randolph, all of Eaton-Johnson Middle School; Carolyn Burwell, Leverne Grant, Rose Jarrell and Joan Perry, all of Dabney Elementary School; Angela Davis, Shirley Foster and David Hicks, all of Northern Vance High School; Yvonne Davis, of Clarke Elementary School; Pat Frazier, of E.M. Rollins Elementary School; Michael Gillis, Cheryl Harris, Harvey Silver and Philip Weber, all of Southern Vance High School; Susan Greenway and Marvin Williams, both of Henderson Middle School; Nita Henderson, Carver Elementary School and New Hope Elementary School; Lucy Landen and Charlotte Pugh, both of Zeb Vance Elementary School; Brenda Lloyd, Early High School STEM; Audrey Moss, of Carver Elementary School; Adrienne Morton, Delores Talley and Nancy Wortham, all of E.O. Young Jr. Elementary School; Barbara Slaughter, of New Hope Elementary School; and Carolyne Tucker, of L.B. Yancey Elementary School.

A special posthumous tribute was held for employees Brenda Adcock of the Human Resources Department, Ivory Johnson of Pinkston Street Elementary School and Joan McLaughlin of Henderson Middle School.